It’s heartbreaking, that once again, lives have been disrupted by a senseless act of violence. On behalf of the entire Arbor College|School of Massage family, I want to offer our deepest sympathies to those affected by today’s mass shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California.

Our thoughts as well go out to the valiant and selfless first responders who have protected and assisted victims on scene at far too many mass killings in our country this year, claimed over 385 lives. No child should ever have to face situations like this. In the wake of such a tragedy, we must show our compassion, understanding, and love. These incidents are stark reminders of the fragility of life. As a community, let our daily actions be the ones that shatter hate—care for our neighbors, lend a hand to those in need and foster an environment of inclusion where differences are welcomed and cherished.

Ed D. Bolden